The recently conducted Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) shows that Teijin Aramid has improved the carbon footprint of Twaron by 28% compared to 2014. The reduction is the result of years of focus on sustainability, process improvements and the transition to 100% renewable electricity.
For Teijin’s customers, this improvement means that the ecological footprint of their products also improves. The LCA study has been externally reviewed and conducted according to the applicable ISO standards 14040 and 14044.
The EU product environmental footprint (PEF) version 2.0 environmental impact categories are used to determine the Climate change impact.
Twaron intrinsically possesses sustainable properties, such as its light weight, long service life and strength. With the help of the Customer Benefit Model (CBM) developed by Teijin, the customer benefit of using Twaron in a particular application can be calculated economically and environmentally. Reducing the footprint improves this benefit even more. The CBM is a TÜV-certified calculation model in which, together with customers and supply chain partners, the financial and ecological benefits of using Twaron are independently calculated.
Peter ter Horst, CEO Teijin Aramid: “We are convinced that we are on the right path to a zero footprint by 2050. By using Twaron, the end product inherently becomes more sustainable because it lasts longer and is lighter. If we continue to make the production of Twaron more sustainable, for example by consuming less energy, investing in green energy and recycling more, we will directly contribute to a better world for future generations.”